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An Interview with a Great Caregiver: Vanessa Varner

Posted by Michelle Cemental on July 28, 2016

Continuing to reflect on 25 years of serving seniors and their families, Caring Senior Service would like to highlight Vanessa Varner, a caregiver in our Caring Senior Service of Galesburg office. 

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7 Tips Every Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Needs to Know

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 26, 2016

Those who are suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's often require a caregiver to get through the day. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, which means that there is an early-stage, middle-stage and late-stage of the disease. Parallel with this disease progression, there is an increase in the need of involvement for the caregiver. As a caregiver, here are some tips to help you on a day-to-day basis during this progression:

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Caring for Seniors with Mesothelioma: A Guide for the Family Caregiver

Posted by Kyle Walsh on July 21, 2016

When someone you love is diagnosed with a chronic condition such as malignant mesothelioma, it is normal for a family member to step up and offer to care for their loved one. Taking on this new role is no easy task.

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An Interview with a Great Caregiver: Shelly Davis

Posted by Michelle Cemental on July 20, 2016

Continuing to reflect on 25 years of serving seniors and their families, Caring Senior Service shines the spotlight on Shelly Davis, a caregiver in on our Caring Senior Service of Fort Collins office. In this interview, Shelly discusses how she was inspired to become a caregiver for the seniors in her area.

Can you tell a little bit about yourself? 
I am 62. I live in Eaton. It used to be a little farming town, kind of a bedroom community to larger towns around here. I’ve been here thirty years.

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Freelancing for the Family Caregiver

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 19, 2016

When you think of careers best suited for the family caregiver, you may think of high-paying, high-power careers which will have the most payout for time spent away. The only problem is that settling into a career like that takes time; time you don't have if your family member is already dependent. When that is the case, freelancing is your best bet. These three freelancing careers take the least amount of time and money to get started.

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Tips to Help Seniors Remember Joyful Moments in Life

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 19, 2016

Encouraging your seniors to share precious memories can increase their quality of life by staving off depression, lessening physical pain and evoking a sense of positive well-being. Allowing them to talk about joyful moments in their life can also help them feel that they are a valuable and cherished member of the family. Here are 5 tips to help your seniors reminisce about moments in their life.

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A Surprising List of 5 Tips to Prevent Dehydration in Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 12, 2016

Hydration is how seniors replenish eliminated fluids from the body. But there are multiple ways water leaves the body throughout the day. According to well.blog.nytimes.com, there is a new way to measure this process, and it’s called the hydration index:

"The guiding principle behind the new hydration index is that some fluids last longer in your body than others, providing more hydration. After all, if you drink a cup of water and then immediately excrete half that amount in your urine, you haven’t added eight ounces to your water supply, but only four."

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21 Activities for Seniors and the Grandkids

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 6, 2016

Kids love freedom from school during the summer but should not spend their whole break lying on the couch watching TV. Spending time with the grandkids gives grandparents a chance to get out of the house and have some fun, and sometimes you don't even have to go any further than your own backyard. Here are 7 great outdoor activities for seniors and the grandkids to try this summer:

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An Interview with a Great Caregiver: Rosalba Valles

Posted by Michelle Cemental on July 6, 2016

Continuing to reflect on 25 years of serving seniors and their families, Caring Senior Service shines the spotlight on Rosalba Valles, a caregiver in on our Caring Senior Service of El Paso office. In this interview, Rosalba discusses how she was inspired to become a caregiver for the seniors in her area.

Can you tell a little bit about yourself? 
I am 61. I’ve lived in El Paso, Texas since 1991. 

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Best Vacation Spots for Seniors In The Summer

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 5, 2016

One part of summer that many people enjoy is going on vacation. During the winter, most beaches and tourist attractions are often too cold or windy to enjoy. The summer changes all of this. However, for seniors looking to go on vacation, it may be hard to find senior-friendly locations. Here are a few of our top vacation spots for seniors!

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How To Stay Safe: Travel Tips for Seniors and the Family Caregiver

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 5, 2016

Individuals often gain a new lease on life when retirement finally arrives. They often want to travel, spend time with family and do the things they never had time for before. There are, however, several precautions the elderly should keep in mind when traveling. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe during your travels:

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Physical Health Effects of Family Caregiving

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 5, 2016

Caring for your loved one at home can significantly impact your life. Research has shown that caregiving can be stressful and sometimes overwhelming. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the positive and negative physical health effects of family caregiving. 

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